------------------THE LEGEND OF THE CALYPSO SOLDIERS
Long ago, in an ancient mythological time, there were a group of entertainers who travelled the sea's, traveling from port to port entertaining audiences of all sorts with their stronger and unique music. They were always welcomed where ever they happened to go. One time on thier venture across the sea's, the crew was startled by a giant sea creature who rose up above their ship, nearly rolling the ship over. This monster had six heads bearing several rows of teeth. The creature looked the ship over from bow to stern as if it were looking for something. Then, suddenly it sank back into the depths of the sea. The men, scared for their lives, sailed as fast as the winds would take them, all the way to the nearest dry ground. Safe on an island the entertainers set up camp, content to stay. The entertainers all sat around their first nights campfire and put a big dent into the liquor supply. They had all cleared their minds of the sea creature they had encountered earlier. All of the sudden a whistling object came at them from the forest and burned up within the flames of the campfire. Immediately, a strange smoke of vibrant colors poured out from the fire. The men could not help but breath in the smoke, for it filled the air. It didn't take long for the men to feel the effects of the strange smoke. The trees began to come to life, they bent down and carried them off through the forest. Hallucinating intensly, the entertainers slowly drifted, unconsious. The men awoke confused, heads spinning with images of the night before. They were greeted by a nymph of tremendous beauty, the sparkles in her eyes hypnotised the entertainers. It was the nymph, Calypso, and this was her island. Calypso spoke of how she needed to keep the unwanted visitors from recalling her island. Calypso had found Odysseus (King of Ithica) adrift on the sea, and she wanted no one to hear of her secret to the world companions. She hypnotised the entertainers to become her under sea creatures, to launch attacks on any ship that ventured too close to the island, sink the ships to the ocean floor and drown all aboard. She then took a vile and put a drop of the contents in each of the entertainer's mouth. The vile was marked, "IMMORTALITY"!! Calypso then marched the soldiers off into the crashing waves, to reside in the caverns beneath the island... For seven long years, the entertainers served the nymph Calypso in the hypnotised state that they were in. Then one night, similar to the one they first arrived on the island, Calypso called the soldiers out of the depths, sat them around they're first nights campfire and broke the hypnotic trance. She then whitled off through the forest. The entertainer's minds were washed clear of they're under sea attacks, and any encounters with Calypso. They're ship, still afloat off shore, they climbed under they're makeshift shelters and drifted off to sleep. On they're way back to the ship the next morning, they all spoke of strange dreams, the dreams seemed to bleed into one another. When they reached the ship, they noticed that it was blanketed in filth, when they saw how everything had aged, they realized they're dreams were a reality! And when Calypso broke her hypnotic spell she left each entertainer with a very special gift, "IMMORTALITY"!!!
----------- Thanx Joel, "you the man"...
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